Put Your Healing First

The idea behind Asil’s call to healing implies that we all have so much to be healed. We go through our life and are shaped by our parents and our surroundings. Even parents who only mean well with their children, often still can’t help but to traumatize them. After all, all a child wants is to be loved for who it is. To guarantee this and to really let a child grow up the way it was meant to be and to love it unconditionally requires parents who are able to love unconditionally. But are they able to? Did they get modeled unconditional love from their parents? In the least cases. It is hard for parents to accept that their child has its own personality, interests and priorities especially when they don’t fit the parents priorities. Also society is putting so many images and demands in our heads about how we should look, what we should do with our lives and how we will receive recognition. Many people end up living a second hand life orientated to the demands of their surroundings instead of finding their own gifts and purpose in this life.

Healing means waking up to your soul call, it means finding happiness inside and living a purposeful life.

Interview with Asil Toksal

Asil is a former entrepreneur. He built several companies over the years until he received the calling of the plant medicines. He is now a traveling medicine man who studied with indigenous peoples and shamans around the world.

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About the Author:

Six years ago I, I had just turned 27, I received my master’s degree in Anthropology. At that moment I was supposed to transition into a working life mode. My passion was with documentary film making, which had been a substantial part of my education. I imagined how a job in that field would be like: I saw myself taking the metro everyday to work, sitting in an office and realising other peoples’ ideas. My heart cramped up at this outlook on life. It just seemed wrong, I didn’t want to be stuck in a treadmill, executing other people’s ideas, I wanted to realise my own. So instead of looking for a job, I separated from my boyfriend, moved back in with my parents and began looking for myself. I spent 9 months exploring shamanism, meditation, systemic therapies, past-life therapies and meditation. I participated in a vision-quest and spend 4 days alone without food in a forest and encountered my deepest fear - the fear of death. I participated in camps that practiced community life and taught the way of the circle, the ancestral way of sharing oneself in a talking circle. I felt the power and the beauty of the shamanic approach and by the end of that year I finally encountered with the amazonian plant teacher ayahuasca. She showed me the perfect harmony of the universe and then she brought me all the way from Germany into the savanna of central Brazil, where I am based now. For the last 5 years I have been drinking a lot of Ayahuasca in various lineages, intensely exploring my Self. I passed through various crises and got stronger along the way. Since the plant medicines and healing modalities that I have encountered have helped me greatly on my path of deconditioning myself of everything alien to me and of becoming more and more who I am meant to be, I feel the call to share this information and my experiences with healing and medicine with more people. I wish for all of us to be conscious and openhearted human beings so we can co-create a new reality on this beautiful earth. Mapping Medicine is a project straight from my heart to yours. I hope it inspires you on your healing journey!